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There are 7 ways to get from Rochdale to Wakefield by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train via Leeds  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Rochdale to Leeds

$15 - $26

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rochdale to Wakefield 37.6 miles

$7

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rochdale to Mirfield

$13 - $22

Train, bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Rochdale to Bradford Interchange
  2. Take the bus from Bradford City Centre, Interchange to Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station 268A / ...

$13 - $21

Bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochdale Interchange to Halifax Town Centre, Bus Station 590 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Odsal Stadium to Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station 268A

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rochdale to Wakefield 37.7 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Rochdale to Wakefield 37.7 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Rochdale to Wakefield is to rideshare which costs £5 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochdale to Wakefield is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochdale to Wakefield station. However, there are services departing from Rochdale Interchange and arriving at Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station via Halifax Town Centre, Bus Station and Odsal Stadium. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochdale to Wakefield. However, there are services departing from Rochdale and arriving at Wakefield Westgate via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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The distance between Rochdale and Wakefield is 27 miles. The road distance is 37.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Wakefield without a car is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £11 - £21.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Rochdale to Wakefield, including transfers.

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Rochdale to Wakefield bus services, operated by First, depart from Rochdale Interchange station.

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Rochdale to Wakefield train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Rochdale station.

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The best way to get from Rochdale to Wakefield is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £11 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £11 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochdale to Wakefield.
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  • Distance: 27.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

What companies run services between Rochdale, England and Wakefield, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Rochdale to Wakefield every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $13 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochdale to Wakefield via Halifax Town Centre, Bus Station, Odsal, Halifax Road Sutcliffe Place, and Odsal Stadium in around 3 h 32 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Mirfield
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochdale to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva Yorkshire
Phone
+44 344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bradford City Centre, Interchange to Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Odsal Stadium to Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rochdale to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Rochdale to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk

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Rochdale to Wakefield bus services, operated by Arriva Yorkshire, arrive at Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station.

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Rochdale to Wakefield train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochdale to Wakefield is 38 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Rochdale to Wakefield.

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There are 473+ hotels available in Wakefield. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rochdale and Wakefield. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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